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Lettering + Illustrating Songs: Watercolor Techniques

Ale Lozano, Illustrator + Lettering Artist

Lettering + Illustrating Songs: Watercolor Techniques

Ale Lozano, Illustrator + Lettering Artist

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12 Lessons (1h 3m)
    • 1. Welcome - What You Will Learn

    • 2. Art Supplies

    • 3. Quick Lettering Recap

    • 4. Creating a Moodboard

    • 5. Starman - Lettering Inside Figure

    • 6. Somewhere Only We Know - Negative Space

    • 7. Treat People With Kindness - Masking Fluid

    • 8. Editing in Photoshop (Basics)

    • 9. Editing - Somewhere Only We Know

    • 10. Editing - Starman

    • 11. Editing - Treat People With Kindness

    • 12. Thank You

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About This Class

Hello! Welcome to the class: Lettering and Illustrating Songs Using Watercolors.

If you love music, lettering, and watercolors, this class is for you!

I will show you how to concept, how to create a mood board from the moment you listen to a song, based on what you are feeling and color theory. Then we will start using several techniques such as: Lettering inside figures, watercolor and salt technique, negative space and the use of masking fluid. All of this techniques making 3 different songs by David Bowie, Keane, and Harry Styles. Awesome, right? I will also show you the basics of Photoshop and how to have your master piece ready for printing. 

BONUS: Guide Book of the class, where every lettering and watercolor technique fully explained, with banners, flourishes, and type references.




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Ale Lozano

Illustrator + Lettering Artist


Hi friends!

My name is Alejandra Lozano, aka Ale Lozart.

I'm 21, Graphic Design graduate based in Mexico. Calligraphy, Hand Lettering, Typography and everything that has to do with letters is totally my thing! I'm also really into illustration and using watercolors.

You can buy prints of my work on etsy too: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AleLozart

I have an instagram page, @alelozart you can follow me there if you want and see what I'm up to!

Thanks for reading guys, I hope to see you soon :)

Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/alelozart/

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1. Welcome - What You Will Learn: Hi, welcome to my class. A lettering and illustrating songs is in watercolor techniques. If you loved music and lettering and watercolors, this glass is just for you. I'll show you first how to concept how to make a male bird of your song. Also using color theory, I'll show you different techniques for three songs, how to make textures with water colors and salt. The basics of lettering and shadows inside figures. How to digitize and have your work ready for printing. For the second song, I'll show you a different technique, which is the use of negative space. And we'll be learning how to correct lettering and colors on Photoshop. And for the final song, I'll show you how we use masking fluid will be using so many different colors and we'll add textures inside them. I'll also let you know higher correct some mistakes and Photoshop. So this is the list of everything you're going to learn. And by the end of the class, you'll be creating a final project of your favorite song. This class also includes a guidebook of step-by-step instructions of lettering, some types for inspiration, banners, flourishes, and watercolor techniques. So I can't wait to see you guys in this class and see the amazing work you're going to create. 2. Art Supplies: In this class, we will be using watercolors. I'll be using these Winsor Newton Codman set the watercolor confections and the Vanguard quality brand, watercolor set. Watercolors paper. These two brands are my favorite. They work really great. Brushes. I don't really have a specific favorite brand, but I usually go for round brushes number 13, masking fluid and tape, white ink or wash for final details. Concentrated water color inks and salt to create some fun textures. And that's it. Let's get started. 3. Quick Lettering Recap: So let's start first with a watercolor brush lettering. Recap, I'm going to try to make this short and clear and for more detailed instructions, you can check out the guidebook of this class. So now I'm going to be using watercolors to do lettering. So that means I'm going to use my brush. I think the best way to do lettering with this is to let the brush do the work for you. You don't have to fill up with color most things unless they're more detailed. For example, as you can see here, well, on making the b, I put pressure in the brush. Stroke goes down and while it goes up, no pressure at all. Try to relax your hands and maybe make some circle exercises with a pencil. If it makes you feel more relaxed and don't worry, the more you practice, the more natural it will come to you. While the water color is still wet, you can add a gradient to it. Add more color at the top of the letter while wet, and this will give your lettering a better finish. I'm also going to show you how I do the shadows. I always tried to make the shadows light. So what I do is take more water with a little bit of color, dried the brush with a paper towel, the shadows with what's left on the brush to figure out on what site the shadows should be. I imagine if the light is coming from the right side, the shadows will be on this left side. And this is how I do most of my letters in my own personal style. Of course, there are a lot of different ones. You can start lettering with the basics that I am showing you here, but tried to experiment with different shapes and letters and mediums, such as Inc. watercolors, acrylics, pens or brushes. And try to make your own style to just have to practice a lot and you'll see how you make your own. And now I'm going to show you how I make this sensor if style to complement your lettering. It makes your composition looks so much more interesting if you includes several types. And as you can see here, I also let the brush do most of the work. I put pressure on one side of the letter and no pressure on the other side to make thin and thick lines. So this type stands out. And now I'm going to finish all the rest of the letters. And if you want to know where the shadows of this type should go, check out the guidebook, its older. And this is how I make these serif type, which I really enjoy doing. It's more work because it has a more detailed type. So I can let my brush put pressure on some sites, but I still have to go through it again just to add more details. This area. And in some cases, when I feel like it, I've been making outlines first and then fill in it all in with color. Both options are great. Just practice and see what works best for you. And that's it for this recap. I hope it was useful for you. And remember that in the guidebook, I added some more examples of learning styles, some banners and flourishes that you can include into your own compositions and the watercolors techniques that I'll be explaining in the next few lessons. 4. Creating a Moodboard: So for this lesson, we'll be creating a MOOC bird. If you don't know what it mood bird ys, it is a visual presentation or a collage consisting of images, texts, and symbols of objects in a composition. England bird will help you get your ideas clearer. It will give you a better direction and help you integration of your project. In graphic designs, we use moot courts all the time. And I found that it also works great for when illustrating, lettering and any sort of our project. So how can we make them Lubert of a song? So now you're going to pick a song you want to letter and illustrate, played over and over again and ask yourself these questions. What do you feel? Sadness, happiness, what comes to your head visually? Nature, space, the sky, the ocean. And what color is this song is a blue, green, or yellow. If you feel stuck or having trouble visualizing the sun, you can research color theory. In marketing, we use colors a lot to send the right message. For example, red is used for a law, energy and strength. Green is used for healing nature and freshness. Bu is used for trust, peace, and loyalty. So I hope you find this guide of color theory useful to create your color palette for your murderer. So now it is time to create your Luneburg. What can you include in these are the things that helped me the most for when creating my final project. The color palette is the most important. Take your time analyzing every color and making sure it has the feeling of the song. You're illustrating topography references for your composition of letting textures and shapes you want to apply to your art and photographs to keep you inspired and in the right mood. 5. Starman - Lettering Inside Figure: So now I'm going to be making my mood bird for a sum from David Bowie that I really like, which is Sterman. I chose these lyrics and now I'm on Pinterest collecting types photographs of Bowie. These colors that I chose, red and blue. And the shape of the lightning bolt, which is so iconic of Bowie. So nowadays have the textures and colors, the photograph that inspire me. I'm gonna start my illustration. So now that I have my final MOOC bird, I'm going to start sketching and then trying out different watercolors to get the closest shades of the colors I want. This is the first sketch that I made and the actual one that I really liked. So now I'm going to start painting and yeah, let's see how that goes. Now I'm starting to sketch out everything in my watercolor paper. I used a ruler to make the shape of the lightning bolt. And now I'm making these lines inside it as guides for my lettering. I chose serif type for the most important word and my usual go-to lettering for the rest. Now I'm making these water color swatches to see which shade of red works best for my painting. Also makes sure to kind of erased every harsh line of pencil marks because they're almost impossible to be erased once you put water color on them. So now that you have your swatches made, we're going to start our painting. For these first two words, I'm using the very same principles of brush lettering, only applying it to our colors, which is putting pressure on the down stroke. And now I'm painting the word Sterman. I'm using this technique I've shown you guys before, which is adding salt while it's wet to add this kinda start texture. So I need you to see up close what it is like to do brush lettering using watercolors. Just remember to put pressure on it while you go down. And while you go up. Don't put pressure. It's really simple. It's the same principles of lettering and brush layering. I'm only applying it to water colors. I think the key here is just go very slowly because the brush can move a lot. So just go at your own pace and go slowly and you will see amazing results. I also really like mixing different types serifs, san-serif, my own lettering and adding lines and dots and flourishes to make this composition much more interesting. Also, you can see up close that not everything is perfect. And I think that's the beauty of hand lettering. It looks handmade. It looks unique for real. Also remember that if you made a mistake or one to change some things that you didn't really like. Remember that at the end of this lessons, I'm going to show you how to fix all of that in Photoshop, so don't you worry. So for the shadows, I'm going to be using the same color only. I'm adding a lot more water to it and drying my brush a little with my paper towel and use what's left in my brush to do the shadows because I don't like them to saturate it, to know how shadows work. I always think this, if the light were hitting the letter in the right side, the shadows would be on this left side, right. Anyway, is, if you still have doubts about this, you can go take out my guidebook of this class where you can find the complete alphabet and where shadows should be. So now I'm gonna go ahead and add shadows to almost every word because I like how it gives deaf to my letters, and I love how the whole illustration stands out. So one of my favorite parts is that in these wide details that make everything looks so much better, I am using this calligraphy pen, but using a fine brush works just as well. What I'm doing is adding texture inside these letters with this little dots as if they were stars. Now what I'm gonna do is take my red watercolor and start filling this lining shape to give it a better form using dots and flourishes until I fill it up. Now using the other color, I chose switches, whoo, I'm going to color this side of this shape to give it a cool contrast and adding salt as I go to create texture. Now I'm gonna repeat the same technique only this time using red watercolor and going around the shape to give it more definition. Now we are seeing how everything is taken forum and coming together and looking good. Up close you can see how watery these consistency should be. So when we add salt, it could create the texture we want. Because if we make it too saturated and with less water, it won't work. So it has to be this way. It's important you're using watercolor paper so it won't bend or anything. So here comes the final details using white ink and errors. I'm going to start adding stars and that's all around because I really love the effect and texture it gives to my illustration. And that's it for this one's on. I hope you guys enjoyed it. As I enjoy painting it, I hope it inspired you to start painting and start lettering. Make sure to stick around until the end of this class to see how I use Photoshop to correct and prefer this painting for printing. 6. Somewhere Only We Know - Negative Space: This is the mood board I made for this song which is called Somewhere, louis. No, it's one of my favorite songs ever. I've had this idea in my head for awhile now. And I've always thought of this place as if it were a secret garden or a forest at night with the moon and the stars shining so bright. So that's what I think of when I listened to this song. So I wanted to try and painted just like I picture it in my head. I chose is called colours, shapes of blue, black, and green. I also chose this serif type to include into my learning. And I also put these pictures for inspiration and the moon for reference. Now I'm going to start sketching my illustration. First. I will draw the moon at the center of my paper, and then drawing banner for the first part of the lyrics. Now I'm going to move into the lettering part of the Somewhere only we know this is going to be with bigger lettering because I wanted to be the focal point of this illustration. It's what I want my eyes to look at first when I see the painting. Now I'm going to start sketching the leaves all around the paper coming up from the corners. And as I'm going to be using this technique of negative space, which means that I'm not going to paint the letters. I'm going to paint around the letters so it will look more defined. I need to make sure my layers are thick enough so it looks better and with more thickness on the downstroke. So what I'm gonna do is draw them so I could paint around those letters and have that calligraphy and lettering effect. So now that I have everything sketched, I'm going to start painting. First. I will start with the leaves. I'll be using several shades of green, some more yellow and some more bu. Something that I really like doing for when painting leaves is painting just the half of it in one color and then waiting for it to dry and then paint the other half at different shades of the same color. As you keep watching this video, you will see what I mean. I like mixing lots of green. I usually mix yellows for a brighter green, blue and also Brown to give my shades different every time. It's totally up to you if you want to apply this technique, I think it's really fun and it makes my illustration much more interesting. Here I am mixing a little bit of blue with green so I can create these different shape and we'll start adding these color to the other half of the leaves. Now I'm going to be painting the moon. First. I will add lots of water to the shape and while it's wet, I will add a drop of black ink and let it spread out on its own. And I will let salt as I go to create this texture effect. Now it's time to add color all over the background. I will paint around everything, which means I need to be really careful and do everything with steady hands and precision. Obviously there will be mistakes and some details, but nothing will come fix later in Photoshop. As I go painting, i will be used in salt and in some places I will add much more color to keep it saturated. But in some other places, I will add more water and it doesn't have to be as saturated as other parts of the illustration. What I want here is to create different textures and tones. So I could create the texture of the stars in the sky and the night. So now that I got to the lettering part, I need to be really careful in patient to paint around my letters. Make sure the branch you're using to paint around the letters is thin so you can outline every detail just fine. Once I outlined my letters, I can keep going and in color. So now I will paint the banner. I'll start first with a light shade of brown, adding a lot more water to keep the consistency light while it dries. I'm gonna keep going painting around the leaves with black. Okay, so now that everything is filled with color on the background, I can now start adding the final details. I will use this micron band, which is one of my favorites because if you add water to the ink ID long-run. So it's perfect for using water colors with it. I'll start doing my serif type. I wanted to look really hand-drawn and I'm not stressing about being perfect. Now I'm going to start with taking a dark green to get this dark shade. I usually mix a little bit of red with green to get this shade for when painting the texture, the lines inside the leaves. Now I'm going to finish the banner, adding a little bit more depth to it to make it look more realistic, I'm going to take a darker shade of brown and output the color where the banner folds very saturated. And then at the corners at that color two, and spread it out with water. And of course, I will be adding white details with my white ink to make the stars and some other textures to, I added some white lines are the site of some leaves and branches as highlights to make them stand out. I also did some abstract drawings with my white ink, like curved lines and some white leaves as well. And this is the final result. I really, really liked it. It was just as I pictured it in my head, the y details really make it look so much better. The curved lines, holly illustration, more interesting. It's really fun to add these details. It was a long process, but it was totally worth it. I can't wait to see what you guys come up with using this technique of negative space, of painting our own everything and using salt and white textures with ink. 7. Treat People With Kindness - Masking Fluid: Now in this lesson, I'm going to show you this technique is in masking fluid. This song is called treat people with kindness from hairstyles. And I think it has a strong and great message. And when I think about it, I think of lots of colors and I think it's a happy song. So I wanted to include as many colors as possible using this curves and lots of watercolor textures. And because I was using so much color and textures and lots of things mixed together, the best technique to work with was using masking fluid. So I'm going to show you how I use it. First of all, I'm going to make some rough sketches of how I want my lettering and lines to beef. Once I'm happy with one sketch, I'm going to draw these letters in my watercolor paper. I'm going to trace these lines as guides for my lettering. These are really helpful for when making a letter in composition. And now I'm going to draw my letters as basic as possible just to use them as guides. And then I'm going to widen them to make them bolder. And now it's time to mask our letters. I am using this masking fluid I got from my local craft store. But there are so many other brands that offer this product. You can find a list of art supplies in the guidebook of the class. One tip I recommend for when using masking fluid is user browse. You almost never use or have a specific branch only for masking purposes. It depends on the brand, but most of these tend to ruin your brushes. So I recommend you to be careful. Now before I jump into painting, I'm going to make some water color swatches. As I'm going to be using a lot of colors, I wanna make sure how they all look together. Once I have my searches, I'm going to start my painting. Now it's time to paint. Just make sure you're masking fluid is dry. I'm going to be making these curves and I am living this spaces in between so the colors will mix and let them dry. As I am painting, I am adding salt to add texture. Now I have most of the shapes we painted at the beginning, our dry, we can now start adding colors beside them just like this, both on Wall Street. And now we're going to repeat the same process until our illustration is full of these curves are no longer in the ball will fall. And so once my illustration is filled with colors, I'm going to add textures. This is a very fun part I really like doing for the light colors. I'm going to use the same shade on it with a little bit more color to it and start drawing. In. It can be lines, dots, flowers, leaves, anything tried to experiment and see what you like. And four, the darker colors such as red and blue. I'm going to be using white ink, putting some dots, stars, and little hearts. Now that we filled our shapes with textures and y details, I'll be taking up the masking. You can take it off with an eraser, but I'll just use my fingers. Just be careful. Patient, do it slowly because sometimes the paper can come off too. And this was the final result. As you can see, there are so many mistakes that need to be edited later. But overall, I really loved it. I loved the textures. It looks fun and unique and happy. Let me know what you guys think. And if you try this technique of masking, you can upload your work in the project section. 8. Editing in Photoshop (Basics): Editing in Photoshop. First, if you're very new to Photoshop in this lesson, I want to show you how every tool that I use for correcting my art works. Let's first start with the brush tool. You can see here two menus. The brush tool is in the left sidebar, and then you can adjust its functions on the top bar menu, like the size, hardness, opacity, and flow. Next, I'll show you how I use it. So now we're in Photoshop and I'm going to click on these bras to here. And then I'm going to click on this little arrow. And it will appear menial with lots of different brushes. Here you can adjust the size. And here you can change the color. I'm going to choose a pink color. And as you can see, this is how the brush I chose looks. Now I'm going to be changing the opacity so you can see how the colour changes and the flow. It also works kind of for the same thing. And if you click here and changed your brush to another one and start painting, changed the opacity again to a 100% and the flow to a 100%. And you can see how harsh the lines look. But if you change the hardness, it will look something like this. And I like working with the hardness to like 50%. It's always good to work that way and change a little bit the opacity and change the flow. And you can start here making your own swatches. See what brush works better for you. And yeah, start experiment in and start changing and see what brushed you like the most. So I'm going to be using this illustration I made a while ago that I needed to edit. So it's a simple illustration that we are going to be using as an example. So I can show you real quick the functions of the tools we'll be using. So I'm gonna click on the button I on my keyboard, and this will bring the color dropper. I'm going to select this base color. And with the B button, which is a shortcut for the brush tool, I'm going to color her in because the scanner didn't really take well the the color of her skin. So I'm going to do that here. So I'm gonna click on the w button, which is a shortcut for the magic wand on her face. So I can color these parts that need to be filled with color. And with the brush tool, I'm going to go ahead and do that. Now with the color dropper. I'm going to change a little bit of the color of the skin, a little bit darker so to make the shadows on the neck. So I'm going to change the size and start coloring that. Just like this. So I don't want the shadows to be these sharp, some going to soften them out with the brush tool and change the hardness to 0 and the opacity a little bit so I can blend it out. So now what I'm gonna do is recolor the leaves because they're almost disappearing. So I'm going to be changing my brush to a more like a pencil or hands-on brush. And with the green colour, I'm going to start recoloring my leaves just like this. So now I'm going to show you how I use these tools, which is the Patch Tool and the clone stamp. Just make sure that in the patch tool, in that top bar menu, you have selected content, our option, and then we're good to go. Okay, now we're going to select the Patch Tool and the shortcut is the J button in the keyboard. And now you're going to select that area and drag it where you want that area to be copied. So it's really simple in as you can see here, it's pretty self-explanatory and it's very easy to copy some parts and really great for correcting stuff. So I'm gonna be doing the same thing on her cheeks. I'm going to click on J and then going to select the part of this that I want to correct and then drag it to the Somewhere I want the color. And the same a couple of times until I like how it looks. Now, I'm going to be using the clone stamp, which is really easy to understand. First, I'm going to click on the S button and with the alt button, I'm going to select the area that I want copied and do that. This is a great tool for when you need to correct some things that are just like very tiny are very detailed. You can do that with the clone stamp tool. Now I'm going to be using the Burn tool and the sponge tool. The Burn tool works great when you need to dark in some areas of your painting, if you run your black lines or any lettering to be more defined and dark and saturated. This bunch to works great when I want to read up some areas that I want some colors to be more vibrant. It goes both ways as if to saturate or desaturated. So i want her brows and the edges of her hair to be more saturated. So that's why I'm going to be using the burn too. So with the sponge to I'm going to make her heart and the leaves look way more bright and buy rent some going to go ahead and do that. So now this is the before and after. As you can see, it looks so much better. It is the same artwork. It's just better and ready for printing. So I'll see you in the next lessons where I'll show you how I correct and edit all the work we did in the previous lessons. 9. Editing - Somewhere Only We Know: So I'm going to be doing the same things as I did in the other illustration. First I'm going to crop it. Then I'm going to create a new file. I'm going to call it somewhere only we know. And I'm going to make sure it's 4 thousand by 5 thousand. And the CMYK color, because I'm going to be printing it. So there I have my art board. Now I'm going to drag this window right here and then drag the artwork, this page. So I'm going to rotate it by clicking shift and scale in it. So now I'm gonna go to image, then adjustments, then brightness and contrast. I'm going to add a little bit of brightness and contrast. And then I'm gonna go to color balance just to add a little bit more of saturation. Then go to channel mixer. In this one, you can adjust how the colors look of these CMYK. And you can play around here and see what works and what colors you like better. And just start experimenting and see what you like. As you can see up close, it got really messy because I did any raise the pencil lines when I sued F. So we're going to be editing that with the clone stamp. Just remember to click ALT where you want the place to be copied from. So it's just, I use these two a lot when I want precision on my editing. So I'm going to be using this tool. So now I'm gonna take the brush to, and with wide, what I'm gonna do is just make my lettering look a lot better so the lines look more defined. And I'm gonna go ahead and do that with the brush tool. And I'm going to make sure that the brush I'm using has this hands-on pencil texture, so the lines won't be as hard. So now the next thing I'm gonna do is just correct some mistakes or some details. For example, here on the leaves, I'm going to take the colored dropper, select the green color, and with the bras to, I'm just going to go over these lines just to make them a little thicker. And that said I'm gonna go ahead and do that with all my leaves. So for the banner, I have this issue that I think it could look better. So what I'm gonna do is just with the clone stamp tool, I'm just going to go over the edges that need to be corrected so it has a better shape. And I'm going to select a darker brown to feel all of these part where the banner faults because I wasn't convinced of how I first painted it. So I'm just going to fill it here. Now I'm going to select a darker brown to put on the edges of where the banner folds. And then I'm going to blend that out. So it looks that it has more depth to it. So now I'm just going to blend that out by changes in the opacity and the flow to blend those colors. And we're done. I'm just going to go save it and put it on a mock-up. So this is the final result. I really, really loved this one. I think this one was my favorite. I really enjoyed paints in it even though it took me hours, but it was worth it. I mean, I'm in love with the song and with this illustration. I'm just so proud of how it turned out. Let me know in the comments which illustration was your favorite. And I'll see you in the next video where I'll show you how I edit the other song. 10. Editing - Starman: So now we're going to be editing these Starmans illustration. First of all, I'm going to be using the crop tool and resizing my image. So I'm going to create a new file by clicking Comment, and I'm going to name it Starmans. And I'm gonna make sure the sizes for 1000 pixels by 5 thousand. And I'm going to live the resolution to 72 and the color mode, I'm going to leave it in CMYK, which means I'm going to print it. But if you're going to just leave it as digital, I recommend you use RGB. So now I'm going to separate these windows so I can drag my image all the way up to these art board. And then I'm going to hold shift and rotate my image. And I'm going to resize it. So I'm going to duplicate my layer by holding command J. And I'm, what I'm gonna do is block the top layer and the one underneath. I'm just going to resize it so I can fill out the background that was missing. And now I'm going to select both layers and click on merge layers. So it's just one layer. And what I'm going to do is correct this edges that Luke copied with the patch two and maybe the stamp to just make sure that the patch tool is set to content our option so the colours won't change. So as you can see, there are a lot of things that need to be edited inside these shape. So I'm going to select with the college or upper the color white by clicking I and then click and be to activate the brush tool. And I'm going to set the 100% for opacity and the flow. So everything is really smooth and covers all the mistakes like pencil lines, watercolor, stains, maybe some details on the lettering. And I'm gonna go ahead and do that with all my letters and all my piece. Now on this part, I'm going to be using the clone stamp so I could fill out this blank space that wasn't really scanned because the color were so light. So the scanner didn't take that color. So I'm going to go ahead with the clone stamp and do that for the shadows. Now I'm going to take the Burn tool so I can saturate the shadows are little bit, I'm going to make the size a little bit smaller. And I'm going to saturate and darken the shadows on this piece with this tool. So as you can see, there are still pencil lines underneath my lettering that are quite visible. So what I'm gonna do is with the color drop or select our red color. And then with the B brush, I'm going to be filling out and trying to get rid of this lines. You can also use the patch tool for this, or maybe the clone stamp tool. But it's just easier for me to do this with a burst to. So I'm going to make the S letter thinner because I think it was just so thick that it just wasn't clicking with the other letters. So I'm going to go ahead and use the brush to the color white and adjust that. So now with the color red, I am going to be using the same brush Tool and I'm just going to be adding some final details just to make my lettering look a little cleaner and a little better. And I'm going to add this color right here and blended with the opacity and the flow. So they won't look as different but still have deaf to it. So now that everything is looking pretty good, I'm gonna go to File, go to expert and quick expert as P and G. And then I'm going to save it into my computer. And I downloaded these mockup that I got from the Internet as a free mockup. And I'm going to click on where it says Put your design here and I'm going to open that up. And the next thing I'm gonna do is just go to my illustration and just drag it all the way to the, to the mockup. Just like this. Just a little bit, the size until it fits. And then I'm going to go clique command S, so it saves. And once it saved, I'm going to the other window. And there we have our mockup. And this was the final result of this illustration. In this case, we didn't need to make any color correction because the colors came out amazing. I'm really proud of this piece. I really, really like it. I hope you like it to, and hope this lesson helps you digitize your own artwork. I'll see you in the next videos where we will continue editing the rest of the illustrations. 11. Editing - Treat People With Kindness: Now for my final illustration, I'm going to do the same as I did with the other ones. I'm going to first crop it and then create a new document and then drag it to that art board. Now I'm going to rotate it and scale it just the way I want. And then I'm going to go to change the colors first because I want the colors to be more vibrant. And I'm gonna click an image adjustments and then brightness and contrast. I'm going to add some brightness and contrast. And I'm going to click okay. So I'm going to adjust the levels and the shortcut for that is Command L. So I'm going to be changing the levels a little bit. So the, my illustration looks way more vibrant. And I'm gonna go ahead and change the levels and gonna click okay. So now I'm going to zoom in into my art. And as you can see, there are a lot of mistakes or details that need to be corrected. The edges look so so rough, so I don't like how that looks. I'm just going to correct those edges with the brush tool and you can hold shift to get straight-line. Some gonna go ahead and do that with all my letters. And that's consistent. And so now that my letters are looking great, I'm just going to select all of them using the magic wand and while holding shift to select all of them. So now that all of them are selected, I'm going to click on command J. And this will bring another layer of the lettering only. So what I wanna do is just make these letters stand out. So I'm gonna go to this panel right here and click on drop shadow. And this will give us a preview of how it would look. I'm going to select a black, grey color. And I'm going to be changing the distance right here, the opacity, spread and size. And I'm gonna go see how it looks in my art work. So I'm going to be living the opacity to 59, the distance 228, this breadth, 46, the size seven. And that's it. I'm going to click OK. And that's going to be the shadows for my lettering. Now I have this mock-up right here that I downloaded. And I'm going to drag this window from where my artwork is. And I'm going to drag the image to the mock-up. And then I'm going to resize it. I'm gonna click on Command S to save it. And then I'm going to go to the mockup. And this is how it looks. I didn't really like the effect of the mock-ups. So I'm going to be changing that by clicking here and getting rid of that. So the colors look just as vibrant as I wanted. And there we go. I'm so happy with how this illustration turned out as I was making it. I was afraid it wouldn't be as cool as I pictured it in my head. But it is cool. It turned out great despite everything, despite the mistakes I made, the pencil lines, I'm so happy we could fix all of that because now it looks so much better. It looks amazing, colorful and happy. And that is offered these Photoshop lessons. I hope you learn from them, and I hope it helps you digitize and print your art. Let me know if you have any doubts or anything I can do to help you here on this class, or you can send me a direct message through Instagram. I'm always very glad to hear from you guys. 12. Thank You: Thank you so much for taking this class. It means a lot to me. I hope it was useful for you and hope it inspired you in some way to keep creating art. If you liked it, it would be really great if you could live a review on the class. And if you still have questions and doubts about what we saw in this class, you can ask me here on the discussion section or send me a DM via Instagram. I also wanted to let you know how amazing your, I don't really know you, but I know that your art matters and it has value. Please don't compare yourself to others or seek for approval. Remember to enjoy the process because you'll get better eventually, you will see, don't be afraid to experiment, try different techniques and mediums, and have fun, and have patience and practice as much as you can. That's the best advice I can give you. I've learned that the hard way and that's why I've been so long since I've made a class here in this Gill shirt. But hopefully I'll be making a lot more in the future. Please share your project. I really look forward to seeing your amazing work. And let's be friends. Jackie here on Instagram if you want, follow me and let's talk. My DEMs are always open for any suggestions, feedback, and anything I can help you remember that you are amazing. Thank you so much for taking this class.